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Supporter Spotlight: Sisters Use Their Love of Arts and Crafts to Save Acres

Rainforest Trust shares a dream with our supporters: that rainforests and the species that call them home will survive far into the future, beyond …

Crafting

Reserve Expansions are Integral Habitat Builders

When protected areas are strategically expanded, more optimal habitat becomes available for threatened species. Knowing that threatened species are …

Conservation

Land Purchase Is First Protection for Rediscovered Blue-eyed Ground-dove

Blue-eyed Ground-dove. Photo by Rafael Bessa.<p>The recently rediscovered Blue-eyed Ground-dove now has a protected habitat to call home thanks to the …

Endangered Maleos Safeguarded through Protected Area Expansion

Rainforest Trust’s local partner WCS-Indonesia recently purchased an additional 72 acres to protect the nesting sites and coastal habitat for the …

Climate Change Series Part 4: The Unique, Cyclical Relationship between Climate and Tropical Forests

Cloud formation in Magombera Forest. Photo courtesy of TANZANIA FOREST CONSERVATION GROUP.<p>As previously discussed in our climate change series, there …

Supporter Spotlight: Suzanne Davenport

As 2017 has drawn to a close, I would like to veer away from the usual “year in review” posts and invite you to join us here at Rainforest Trust in …

Strategic Purchases Establish Chocó Biodiversity Corridor

<i>With the recent purchase of new properties, Rio Canandé Reserve was expanded by 853 acres, working toward a biodiversity corridor in …

New Land Purchases Expand Narupa Reserve in Ecuador

<i>With the purchase of three new properties, Narupa Reserve in the Napo bioregion of northeast Ecuador has been expanded by over 345 acres.</i><p>Rainforest …

Challenging Land Purchase Expands El Dorado Bird Reserve

<i>Rainforest Trust provided technical help and support to complete the complex purchase of a 344-acre property that was owned by a family of 19 to</i> …

One of World’s Most Threatened Turtle Species Gets New Protected Home

<i>Over 2,000 acres were designated by the municipal government of Mendoza as a major step toward the creation of a larger permanent protected area for</i> …

Biodiversity

New Land Purchase Safeguards Endemic Maleos in Sulawesi

<i>A new 316-acre land purchase is now protecting nesting sites and coastal habitat for the iconic Endangered Maleo, all as part of a planned</i> …

Conservation

Ecuadorean Reserve Expanded to Safeguard Cloud Forest

<i>An additional land purchase of 126 acres brings Río Zuñac Reserve’s total size to over 2,400 acres, protecting pristine cloud forest, endangered and</i> …

Conservation

New Bird Species Named for E.O. Wilson, “Father of Biodiversity” and Rainforest Trust Board Member - Rainforest Trust

The world-renowned biologist Dr. E.O. Wilson received the honor of having a new species of antbird named after him in recognition of his lifetime …

Conservation

Creating a Firewall of Protection Around Sierra del Divisor National Park in Peru

Over the last three years, Rainforest Trust and local partner Center for the Development of an Indigenous Amazon (CEDIA) helped 16 indigenous …

National Parks

Strategic Land Purchases Establish New Cerro Amay-Chimel Cloud Forest Preserve

Throughout 2017, Rainforest Trust has helped its local partner Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación (FUNDAECO) purchase six properties …

Conservation

Private Land Purchase Expands Protection for Endemic Bolson Tortoises

Rainforest Trust and partners Habio, A.C. and the Turtle Conservancy have purchased the 43,243-acre privately-owned Rancho San Ignacio to establish …

Conservation

Newly Discovered Brazilian Moths Named for Rainforest Trust Vice Chair and Wife - Rainforest Trust

This November, Rainforest Trust Vice Chair Dr. Eric Veach and his wife, Luanne Lemmer, received a rare honor recognizing their work to help preserve …

Biodiversity

Supporter Spotlight: James DeKay and Jill Vaughan

<i>Mother and son embrace the gift of conservation.</i><p>Once again the season of giving is upon us and with it comes a tale of a mother and son who chose to …

Conservation

Threatened Frogs Seen in South African Bioblitz

<i>Rainforest Trust is supporting the protection of 800 acres in South Africa home to threatened amphibians. A recent survey documented many of the key</i> …

Wildlife

Climate Change Series Part 3 - Tropical Forests Impact Climate in More Ways than Just CO2

Double Rainbow forms over tropical forest in Peru. Photo courtesy of Rainforest Trust.<p>So far, our climate change series has investigated how tropical …

Importance of Rainforest

4X THE IMPACT!<p>Saving the Lost Forest of Madagascar<p>Protecting this secluded rainforest in Madagascar will protect endangered biodiversity seen nowhere …

“Golden Wonder” Salamander Rediscovered in Guatemala

<i>The spectacular Jackson’s Climbing Salamander was last seen in 1977 and considered extinct. This month a forest guard at the Rainforest</i> …

Rainforest Trust’s Largest Land Purchase Creates Conservation Corridor in Australia - Rainforest Trust

The 44,726-acre Caloola property is now secured for conservation. Photo by Rainforest Trust.<p>For almost 30 years, Rainforest Trust has been the leader …

Urgent Efforts Underway to Protect Unique Habitat in Brazil

<i>Rainforest Trust only needs to raise the last one-third of funding to support the purchase of 596 acres as a first-of-its kind project in Brazil’s</i> …

Mozambican Community Conservation Spurred On by Puppets

<i>Rainforest Trust is working to support the conservation of over 13,000 acres of Mt. Namuli in Mozambique, a critical biodiversity hotspot. Community</i> …

Canandé Herpetological Community the Most Diverse Outside the Amazon

<i>Rainforest Trust is currently helping expand Ecuador’s Rio Canandé Reserve by 3,754 acres. Home to a number of threatened species, including the</i> …

First Carchi Andes Toad Sighting in Ecuador in 33 Years

<i>Rainforest Trust is supporting the expansion of Fundacion EcoMinga’s Dracula Reserve in Ecuador. Recently, an incredibly rare toad was spotted there</i> …

Moustached Bird Appears on Dracula Property

According to the IUCN Red List, the Moustached Puffbird (<i>Malacoptila mystacalis</i>) is native to Colombia and Venezuela.<p>Wait, scratch that.<p>The bird was …

Sea Turtles Were; Sea Turtles Are; Sea Turtles Will

The most emotional word in conservation is “were.”<p><i>Cheetahs were once found across Africa and the Middle East.</i><p><i>Lonesome George was the last one of his</i> …

Climate Change Series Part 2 - Rainforest Destruction is a Major Contributor to Global CO2 Emissions

Forest destruction for agriculture in Brazil's cerrado habitat. Photo courtesy of Instituto Araguaia.<p>Our first story in Rainforest Trust’s climate …